Baltimore 24h. Decr. 1807
The President of the U. States of America, Is requested to accept the inclosed pamphlet, from his real and affectionate friend the subscriber;—as an appropriate Christmas gift, though small in value;—as he knows not whether the President may have yet seen it.
The Subscriber has just received a few copies from a friend, lately arrived from England; And though he disclaims the character of a Politician he never has that of a Patriot; or of the friend of the present Administration, particularly of its Chief Magistrate, to whom with all due respect & “Godly sincerity” he begs leave to renew his assurances of high esteem & Christian Obedience &c. &c.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.